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Berlioz Photo Album : Writers and Poets

Dramatists, playwrights, poets and writers whose works influenced Berlioz’s writing style

In his writings, Berlioz frequently alludes to writings of Eschyle, and extensively to those of Racine, La Fontaine and Molière.

See for example: Les Soirées de l’Orchestre, Les Grotesques de la Musique, À Travers Chants and the Mémoires, and also in many of his articles in the Journal des Débats, among others.

 Aeschylus [in French Eschyle], an ancient Greek tragedian

Eschyle

Eschyle (around 525 – 456 B.C.)

This is an engraving after a sketch by J. D. Dugoure. Ph. © Archives Larbor. The image is reproduced here courtesy of Larousse – Dictionaires de français.

Racine

Racine

Jean-Baptiste Racine (1639 – 1699)

This is an 18th century engraving by Pierre Dupin (1690?-1751), after a painting by J. B Santerre. It is reproduced here courtesy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

 

Andromaque

Andromaque

This undated engraving shows a scene from Racine’s Andromaque. It is reproduced here courtesy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

La Fontaine

LaFontaine

Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695)

This engraving is by Gérard Edelinck, (1640-1707), after a paining by Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659-1743). It is reproduced here courtesy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Molière

Moliere

Jean-Baptiste-Poquelin de Molière (1622-1673)

This engraving is by Benoît Audran (1698-1772), after a painting by Pierre Mignard (1612-1695). It is reproduced here courtesy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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